Isn’t it pretty to think so ~ a dandizette

one happily ever after
the only place to go
just the two of us together
isn’t it pretty to think so
when we close our eyes
and imagine our forever

when we laugh without knowing why
and open every door
to let all of the love inside
our universe of crayon dreams
~a home called you and I
it is as simple it seems

the only place to go
when we close our eyes
and open every door
~a home called you and I
isn’t just pretty to think so
It is the only place I know

***
Mindfills for

Cee’s FOTD

dVerse PoeticsOne true sentence, hosted by Ms Jade Li. She asks us to write a poem inspired by a sentence that Hemmingway wrote. I chose this one.

Isn’t it pretty to think so
–The Sun Also Rises (1926)



I tried a new poetry form called the Dandizette described on poetscollective.com as

3 six line stanzas
the form is partially inspired by the villanelle, and features a tricky repetition of four refrain lines in the final stanza.
the syllable count for the first twostanzas  is  8/6/8/8/6/8.
The last stanza has lines of  6/6/6/6/8/8 syllables.
The rhyme scheme is ababcb cbcdcd bcbcee. (ababcbcbcdcdbcbcee)
The final stanza is composed of lines 2, 5, 8, 11 from the previous two stanzas, plus a concluding rhyming couplet.

13 thoughts on “Isn’t it pretty to think so ~ a dandizette

  1. Beautiful poem, and I like you flipping the script on the concept. I admire your courage in using a tricky form!

    Just an FYI: the challenge asks that you not use Hemingway’s quote within the body of your poem.

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  2. This is expertly wrought πŸ™‚ I especially love; “when we laugh without knowing why and open every door to let all of the love inside our universe of crayon dreams ~a home called you and I.”πŸ’πŸ’

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    1. Expertly wrought! That’s going to keep me writing and smiling πŸ˜€. Glad you liked it Sanaa❣️ Thank you Thank you

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